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Ala. District to Arm Teachers, Staff

May 28, 2013  | 

Despite Gov. Robert Bentley's vetoing a local bill to arm teachers and staff in Franklin County Schools (FCS), the Alabama state legislature passed the legislation last week.

FCS Superintendent Gary Williams noted that it was crucial for the House Bill 116 to pass because it can take law enforcement more than 20 minutes to respond to certain rural schools in the district, WHNT reports.

Now that the bill has passed, Williams will work with law enforcement to train teachers on possible intruders. Additionally, an application process will be in place to certify that certain school personnel can handle emergencies.

Tags: Campus Safety, First Responders, Citizen Involvement


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Bob@Az. @ 5/28/2013 9:56 PM

But hey, the Gov is safe with his security detail! And we all know that the common folk can't be trusted to defend themselves or others. Nice to see the Alabama Legislature is on its' toes. Blues, Stay Safe.

Marshal Fine @ 5/29/2013 7:54 AM

Once again... We have armed guards/cops at banks, govt. buildings, hospitals...........so our money, mayors, and doctors are more important than our children................. OLD GUY WARNING HERE:
When I was in high school, we all had shotguns in our "easy rider rifle racks" in our truck and trunks of our cars. We went hunting before/after school. You break into our school in the day... you waz' Screwed !! Just sayin.................

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